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I wouldn't know. I'm a ladybug.
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ar2uro wrote:

I wouldn't know. I'm a ladybug.


Okay.
Posted 4/25/16
Probably cause we have this tendency to undermine our own humanity by getting in our own way constantly 24/7.

" Let demons be demons, let gods be gods, lets just be human, cause Im pretty sure that's what we are." - Said some guy I once heard.
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Probably cause we have this tendency to undermine our own humanity by getting in our own way constantly 24/7.

" Let demons be demons, let gods be gods, lets just be human, cause Im pretty sure that's what we are." - Said some guy I once heard.


It's tough noodles.
Posted 4/25/16
Being human is easy, being perfect is a dream. So much we wish to do with such little time to do it in. Emotions are demonized due to its negative aspects, largely anxiety, panic, and anger, that occasionally overrides objective behavior, so greatly that people feel they wish to become robots. But a robot might give anything to relate with human emotion just to experience it. I think.
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potentsativa wrote:

Probably cause we have this tendency to undermine our own humanity by getting in our own way constantly 24/7.

" Let demons be demons, let gods be gods, lets just be human, cause Im pretty sure that's what we are." - Said some guy I once heard.


It's tough noodles.


Indeed, but I think for the most part in a lot of cases we make it hard for ourselves. If we kinda stopped getting in our own way it would probably be a whole lot easier yet still hard, but perhaps it would be a bit more balanced.
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potentsativa wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


potentsativa wrote:

Probably cause we have this tendency to undermine our own humanity by getting in our own way constantly 24/7.

" Let demons be demons, let gods be gods, lets just be human, cause Im pretty sure that's what we are." - Said some guy I once heard.


It's tough noodles.


Indeed, but I think for the most part in a lot of cases we make it hard for ourselves. If we kinda stopped getting in our own way it would probably be a whole lot easier yet still hard, but perhaps it would be a bit more balanced.



Hopefully.
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Being human is easy, being perfect is a dream. So much we wish to do with such little time to do it in. Emotions are demonized due to its negative aspects, largely anxiety, panic, and anger, that occasionally overrides objective behavior, so greatly that people feel they wish to become robots. But a robot might give anything to relate with human emotion just to experience it. I think.


I wish it was easy as it sounds then I wouldn't feel like crap sometimes.
Posted 4/25/16
You are a human. no? All of your experiences as a human are part of what it means to be human.
What is this talk of learning humanity. Do you mean what I think you mean?
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It is difficult because there isn't a clear definition other than a biological one; once society gets involved, which it inevitably does when humans are concerned, it's all over.

To be human seems to involve balancing the desires of the individual and the society they live in; the conflicts between those are what makes it difficult:

Is it more human to act for oneself or for others?
To restrict one's freedoms in favor of others'?
To follow social norms or rules one dislikes or to act against them?

If one gives in to their desires, they are bound to do something that will harm others, and be shunned for it, possibly even being considered inhuman.
If one ignores their desires to meet others desires instead, are they giving up their humanity? A Clockwork Orange comes to mind...



Society can also be a problem too when it comes to understanding how humans work. My desire is to understand the way humans work in hopes of better understanding myself.


Is it weird that I thought about how to tackle your comment and couldn't get through it?


I wouldn't say it's weird. To be honest, I'd say my reply was a bit tangential to the questions you posed, so it'd make sense if you weren't in the frame of mind to tackle it. Also, I wouldn't say the questions in my comment are easy to answer, personally; they probably don't even have a right answer.

Actually, I find some of your original post a little hard to understand, particularly, " I don't understand opinions, emotions and other human things."

Are you saying you don't understand why people have those things? Why they act on them? If they should act on them?
I guess it wasn't clear to me what kind of answers you were looking for, so that's probably why I posted something somewhat philosophical.
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ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

You are a human. no? All of your experiences as a human are part of what it means to be human.
What is this talk of learning humanity. Do you mean what I think you mean?


What do you mean?
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I don't understand opinions because each one is different. We as a whole are different which is why are opinion differ than others. I don't really understand it when some says "everyone is entitled to their opinion" while the other person says "everyone is not entitled to their opinion". I'm saying I don't understand why we act on those things.
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Humanity is a weakness, it's demands upon our psyche break great and lesser people all the time. PTSD destroys fine men and women in uniform. Postnatal depression destroys mother the world round and their children and their partners.

And what have we done with our humanity, with these emotions that make us human? War, Environmental damage so severe there may be no fixing it, Overpopulation , Famine, Disease, Greed. We are killing not only ourselves as a species but the world around us. What gives us that right to not only choose suicide for ourselves but for those around us?

What is Humanity? Sinner or Saint?
Posted 4/25/16

qualeshia3 wrote:


ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

You are a human. no? All of your experiences as a human are part of what it means to be human.
What is this talk of learning humanity. Do you mean what I think you mean?


What do you mean?


Ok. I don't want you take any offense to this but learning humanity sounds like an autism/aspergers thing. I very slowly learned my social skills over time and I still don't have it down completely.
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ZavinRoyalheart wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

You are a human. no? All of your experiences as a human are part of what it means to be human.
What is this talk of learning humanity. Do you mean what I think you mean?


What do you mean?


Ok. I don't want you take any offense to this but learning humanity sounds like an autism/aspergers thing. I very slowly learned my social skills over time and I still don't have it down completely.


Autism/Asperger? Didn't think of it as that.
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